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The landing of Bonnie Prince Charles at Arisaig.
On the 5th of July 1745, Charles Edward Stuart sailed from France to Scotland on the frigate Le du Teillay to begin his efforts to claim the throne of Britain for his father, James Francis Edward Stuart. Following an eventful eighteen day voyage, in which the support ship, the Elisabeth, was damaged and had to return to France, Charles first set foot on Scottish soil on the island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides. The day after his arrival he was met by Macdonald of Boisdale who promptly suggested that Charles returned home, to which Charles replied I am come home, sir.
On the 25th July, Charles sailed for the mainland, landing on the shore of Loch nan Uamh, the loch of the caves, near Arisaig; a cairn marks the spot where he landed. The prince then met with Donald Cameron, acting chief of the Camerons of Lochiel and also known as the Gentle Lochiel, who, despite his own misgivings, agreed to share the fate of the prince. At this point the prince was staying at Borrodale, near Arisaig, while his companions from France, the Seven Men of Moidart, stayed at Kinlochmoidart where Charles joined them before they made their way to Glenfinnan.